Pon”der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pondered; p. pr. & vb. n. Pondering.] [L. ponderare, fr. pondus, ponderis, a weight, fr. pendere to weigh: cf. F. pond[‘e]rer. See Pendant, and cf. Pound a weight.]
1. To weigh. [Obs.]
2. To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.

Main Entry: ponder
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: To think or think about carefully and at length.
Synonyms: chew on, cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh
Idioms: cudgel one’s brains, put on one’s thinking cap, rack one’s brain

If any of these posts cudgel your brain, your comments are welcome and encouraged!

Kat Turner relocated to Nashville from the Twin Cities with her two teen daughters in June 2011. In 1999 coming off a seven-year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom and in the process of getting divorced, she did a brief stint as a journalist, working her way from answering phones at the front desk to associate producer at the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis. From there she went in front of the camera as a reporter (and fill-in anchor) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa being thrown into the national political scene covering the landing of Air Force One. Not to be outdone by CNN’s Sr. Political Reporter, Candy Crowley, she snagged interviews with Kerry, Gephardt and Dean the night they all announced their candidacy for President. Another week found Kat in an exclusive one-on-one with John McCain, and covering press conferences with Rudy Giuliani and Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. Excitement aside, with too many 12-15 hour days, she realized no story was worth letting babysitters raise her two beautiful daughters, but she’s grateful for the opportunities and experiences of a lifetime.

There is a lot about television news Kat misses, and even more, she doesn’t.  After Much Pondering allows her to continue writing and is an opportunity to communicate with an audience Kat would never have had in a regular local market. She especially loves not being limited to a minute twenty as she ponders any number of topics relevant in today’s ever-changing world.

Kat advocates on behalf of international adoptees. She was an inaugural member of Children’s Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS) Resource Committee of Adult Adoptees (RCAA), and helped develop it’s charter guidelines. She has been quoted in various national publications regarding her views on international adoption and has been featured several times on the Twin Cities radio station, FM107.1.

Voices From Another Place

Kat is also a published author, as one of the contributors to the anthology, Voices From Another Place.


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